Fried Fish (SAMAK MAQLI)
1 Clean and scale the fish. Leave the head, but remove the eyes.
2 Sprinkle inside and out with salt. Place the salted fish in the refrigerator for several hours. Let it return to room temperature before cooking.
3 Dredge fish in flour. Fry in half inch olive oil until browned, shaking pan gently during cooking to prevent sticking. Turn fish once.
4 Garnish the fish with Lemon wedges, green onions, tomatoes, and parsley.
Fish is often served with bits of fried vegetables such as potato, squash, eggplant or cauliflower. It also combines well with hummus bi taheeni and baba ghannouj.